Men and women throughout history have had to make a choice, to believe Jesus rose from the grave, or deny it.
Listening is a skill. And if we’re not careful, we could miss the entire point of the conversation!
From the moment we‘re old enough to speak, we’re asked what we want to do when we grow up. And while it’s cute to hear a four-year-old talk about being a fireman or a ballet dancer, it’s a question at the heart of each of our lives, no matter our age.
If you’ve ever been asked to go against your beliefs to keep your job, you know the tough decision at stake. It’s important to be prepared for those tough choices well in advance.
There are times when love outweighs logic. Our heart takes us to illogical and unlikely places, in spite of the difficulties that may bring. Let's study the lives of these great women of the Bible.
When we make the decision to trust in God, our life starts going in a new direction. We turn away from old habits, and start following a new path.
Let's look at the commitment Ruth made to her mother-in-law Naomi, to care for her well-being until her death.
Making a lifelong commitment, and keeping it, isn’t easy! Especially in a culture that says we can break those promises whenever the pressure’s too much to bear.
When life-changing decisions need to be made, to whom do you turn? Do you trust God’s plan no matter how bleak it appears, or do you look for the easy way out?
We’re never going to see eye-to-eye with friends and family on every topic. But if we’re not careful, we can wind up looking down on others when they make choices we disagree with.
Jesus said we have two doors open to us. One is wide and welcoming. The other is narrow and unassuming. Which do you choose? The answer may not be what you expect! More from the Sermon on the Mount.